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  Development of oblique plane microscopy to accelerate our ability to understand and target complexity and heterogeneity in cancer
  Dr C Dunsby, Dr C Bakal
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Increasingly, the use of conventional 2-D cell cultures (typically monolayers of cells on glass or plastic substrates) are being found to be inadequate as models of biological systems for the purposes of fundamental biology research and drug discovery.
  Computational Materials Design
  Prof W Wenzel
Applications accepted all year round

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We are seeking a Ph.D. student for the development of multiscale simulation methods to work in the recently funded excellence cluster at KIT.
  Probing metamaterials dynamics by high repetition rate attosecond pulse from multi-colour synthesised strong laser field.
  Dr A Zair
Applications accepted all year round

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Attosecond pulses production and characterisation were a tremendous breakthrough is ultra-fast science that enabled the observation in real time of electronic motion in molecular system in gas phase.
  ’Robotic Grasping using Dynamic Active-Pixel Vision Sensor’’
  Dr Y Zweiri
Applications accepted all year round

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The main aim of this project is to develop a dynamic vision-based grasping system which can detect, track and manipulate unknown objects during a complex manufacturing or biomedical engineering processes to achieve a stable and safe manipulation in real time.
  Simulation and optimisation of a spacecraft propulsion system based on a Field Reversed Configuration plasmoid using deep learning and machine learning algorithms
  Dr P Shaw
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to investigate an enabling technology for a more significant and complex system based on a High-Energy Density Electromechanical Thruster based on Stabilized Liner Compression of Plasma that could lead to manned exploration of the Solar system [1].
  Eco-evolutionary dynamics of the gut microbiota
  Dr R Bacigalupe, Prof JR Raes
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The intestinal microbiota is composed of multiple species of microorganisms that have important functions for the health of the human host.
  PhD Scholarship in Neuroecology - Investigating the neural bases of animal behaviour in the context of its habitat and ecology.
  Prof S P Collin
Applications accepted all year round

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Our Research Laboratory lies at the intersection of two major fields of biology (Neurobiology. the study of the nervous system, and Ecology.
  Atomically engineered heterostructures for quantum IDs
  Dr S Jarvis, Prof R Young
Applications accepted all year round

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The incredible properties of 2D materials and vdW heterostructures provide a rich playground of exploration owing to their elegant quantum mechanical nature.
  Doctor of Professional Practice in Sport (DProf Sport) Carnegie School of Sport

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Aligned with Leeds Beckett University's mission to use our knowledge and resources to make a positive and decisive difference to people, communities and organisations, we are proud to announce the launch of the Carnegie School of Sport's Doctor of Professional Practice in Sport (DProf Sport).
  PhD Studentship: School of Design and Creative Arts

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Application details. Reference number. DS2019DEG. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 14 February 2020.
  Social Innovation through Digital Manufacturing
  Dr C Escobar Tello
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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Reference number. SDCA/CET2020. Start date. 1 October 2020. Application deadline. 1 July 2020. 3 years full-time. Primary supervisor.
  Controlling the emergent dynamical phenomena in neural circuits engineered in vitro
  Dr N Janson, Dr A Balanov, Dr P Roach
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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This project will be dedicated to mathematical modelling of the collective dynamics in complex living neural networks engineered in vitro.
  PhD studentship in Molecular Microbiology - Molecular basis of nutrient competition between invading gut pathogens and the microbiota
  Dr J Connolly
Application Deadline: 6 May 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. 28 September 2020. 3 Year PhD. Overview. The gastrointestinal tract is home to trillions of microbial cells, known as the microbiota.
  A combined framework of machine learning and full waveform inversion for electromagnetic sensing of infrastructure (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/WARREN)
  Dr C Warren, Prof J Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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Electromagnetic sensing systems, such as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), are critical tools to allow us to evaluate the condition of surface and sub-surface infrastructure.
  QMUL HSS Principal's Postgraduate Research Studentships

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The School of Business and Management invites applications for Research Studentships open to UK, EU and international students.
  Queen’s Doctoral Training Programme - Multi-dimensional approaches to understanding microbe/host interactions in the context of disease, therapeutics and community resilience

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The vision of this DTP is to address global challenges, from climate change to antimicrobial resistance, by understanding the complex interactions between microbes and the environment, how pathogens evolved within the host to evade the immune system and counteract our therapeutic interventions.
  Modelling photosynthetic water oxidation
  Dr P O'Malley
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims use molecular modelling methods and spectroscopy to understand how the protein environment of electron transfer cofactors in photosysnthesis and in particular how the water oxidising complex, facilitates electron transfer and also helps stabilise these radical species to maintain a charge separated state.
  Interface performance in Graded Materials Produced by Additive Manufacturing
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Prof P Prangnell, Dr P Shanthraj
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Project description With new manufacturing technologies like additive manufacturing (AM) it is possible to build components layer-by-layer from more than one material.
  How regulatory immunological cues (re)programme cellular metabolism to control effector T cell behaviour and function
  Dr K Couper, Prof R K Grencis
Applications accepted all year round

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Upon activation a T cell transitions from a state of semi-quiescence to a state of high activity. During the process of activation the T cell therefore needs to up regulate metabolic pathways to acquire the energy and nutrients required to facilitate the behavioural changes associated with its new functional state.
  Integrative statistical inference methods for eukaryotic gene regulation with applications to embryonic stem cell differentiation
  Dr I Iqbal, Prof M Rattray, Prof A Sharrocks
Applications accepted all year round

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Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) can differentiate into different cell types through intermediary cell states and deeper understanding of the regulatory control underlying these differentiation stages is a very important topic in the study of mammalian development (Yang et al., 2014 & 2019).
  Membrane protein misfolding and disease: quality control pathways
  Dr L Swanton, Prof P Woodman
Applications accepted all year round

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Misfolded proteins represent a continuous threat to cell viability, and if allowed to accumulate, can disrupt cellular function and induce cell death.
  Molecular Pathology of Glaucoma
  Prof C Willoughby
Applications accepted all year round

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Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a leading cause of blindness worldwide affecting over 64 million people. Glaucoma is a complex multifactorial ocular disease with significant health and socio-economic impact.
  PhD Studentship in Advanced Battery Technologies - Development and Characterisation of Li-Sulfur Batteries
  Dr P Shearing, Prof D Brett
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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VACANCY INFORMATION. The Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London (UCL) is seeking students to work on PhD projects related to advanced batteries for automotive applications.
  PhD Studentship in Advanced Battery Technologies - Development and evaluation of advanced Li-ion electrode manufacturing processes
  Dr P Shearing, Prof D Brett
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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VACANCY INFORMATION. The Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London (UCL) is seeking students to work on PhD projects related to advanced batteries for automotive applications.
  PhD Studentship in Advanced Battery Technologies - Development of tools and techniques for battery safety qualification (in partnership with NPL)
  Dr P Shearing, Prof D Brett
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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VACANCY INFORMATION. The Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London (UCL) is seeking students to work on PhD projects related to advanced batteries for automotive applications.
  Surfactants Design for Enhancing BP Shale Oil Production
  Prof A Striolo
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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VACANCY INFORMATION. The Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London (UCL) is among the leading research-intensive departments across the world.
  PhD Studentship – Modelling cortico-subcortical oscillatory connectivity
  Dr V Litvak
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Applications are invited for a 3-year funded PhD studentship in the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging (https://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/) under the supervision of Dr.
  Health PhD

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Overview. As a PhD student in the Department for Health at Bath you will have the opportunity to undertake original, in-depth research under expert supervision working in one of the top rated research Universities in the UK.
  Droplet Adhesion on Liquid-Repellent Surfaces
  Dr N Gao
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD student position funded at UK/EU rate is available to work on droplet wetting and adhesion behaviours in the group of Dr Nan Gao within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham.
  Evolutionary game theory and population dynamics
  Dr H Duong
Applications accepted all year round

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Evolutionary Game Theory (EGT) [MSP73] has proven to be a powerful and versatile mathematical framework for the modelling and analysis of complex biological (and economical) systems whenever there is frequency dependent selection.
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